Assignments for 4/6/15

I’m out sick today. Please complete the following assignments and be kind to my substitute.  If you have any questions or concerns, email me at my address.

AP Physics

  • Read chapter 17 of their book. (There are more books in my storage room if needed!)
  • Answer Questions 1, 3, and 9 on page 488, and Problems 1, 3, 5, 11, 14, 15, 19, 31, 33, 43, and 47.
  • Anything not completed in class is homework.

Feel free to use any electronic resources that we’ve used in the past.  (Hyperphysics, Khan Academy, etc.)  The book doesn’t have a monopoly on good explanations!


  • Research the space race of the 1950’s and 60’s.
  • Make a powerpoint (or something else artistic) about major milestones. (Who accomplished what, and when?)
    • Examples:
      • First orbiting satellite.
      • First to put something living in space and get it back safely.
      • First human in space.
      • First human to orbit the Earth.
      • etc…

If what you make isn’t littered with pictures of rockets and technical specs, I’m going to be really sad.